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Honey Rum Grilled Banana Split

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. I received product samples from sponsors to use in creating #BBQWeek recipes. However, all opinions are mine alone.

Today is the final day of #BBQWeek, and what an awesome week it has been!  I know that my summer menu just got a whole lot better!  I wanted to end the week off with a dessert, and there were so many great choices on the Taste of Home website, I had a hard time choosing.  I saw this recipe for Honey Rum Grilled Bananas from Lori W., and it sounded just perfect with the beautiful weather we've been having.

I upped the ante a little bit, and instead of just serving it with ice cream, I added some of the traditional banana split flavors: pineapple, strawberry, chocolate shavings, whipped cream and cherries. The guys had theirs with all three flavors of ice cream, but I went straight vanilla bean.  They also used hot fudge instead of the shaved dark chocolate. You definitely could go ahead and grill the strawberries and pineapple too and put it completely over the top!

Thank you again to Ellen at Family Around the Table, Christie at A KitchenHoor's Adventures for all of their hard work for this event, and to all the #FestiveFoodies for sharing their recipes.   Huge thanks to our sponsors, Adams Extracts, Not Ketchup and Michigan Asparagus. I've got several more recipes to share using their great products in the upcoming weeks. 

Honey Rum Grilled Banana Split

Yield: 4


  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 medium firm unpeeled bananas
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Optional toppings:
  • Chopped Strawberries
  • Diced Pineapple
  • Grated chocolate or hot fudge sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Maraschino Cherries


  1. In a small bowl, combine the rum, honey and cinnamon; set aside. Cut bananas in half lengthwise, leaving the peel on.
  2. Place bananas cut side down on grill. Cover and grill over medium heat for 3 minutes. Turn and brush with honey mixture. Cover and grill 5-6 minutes longer or until tender. Peel bananas. Serve immediately with ice cream and top as desired.
Adapted from:
grilled banana split, honey, rum
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Cookaholic Wife said…
Pardon me while I start drooling over here. I need to make these. Like right away.
Nicole said…
Oh my goodness I need this in my life, like now! I want to lick the screen. This looks incredible!!
Karen Delaney said…
We grill a few times a week in the summer.
Jillian Too said…
We usually grill most weekends.
Sue Lau said…
This sounds so delicious! I can't wait to get some bananas.
Hezzi-D said…
I love the idea of grilled bananas!
Anne said…
I am not a dessert eater, but I will be trying this real soon! I love grilling fruit!
It's been way too long since I've had a banana split...and this one looks AMAZING!!!
Unknown said…
This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! Pinned!!
Val said…
Yummy! I can't wait to try this later this summer! Thanks for sharing on the Celebrate 365 Blog Party!
Carlee said…
What a super fun summer dessert! We are going to have to make these ASAP!
Books n' Cooks said…
Ooooo... I'm not really a big banana fan but that rum-honey mixture sounds too good not to try!
So many big flavors here. Plus the possibilities are endless.
Val said…
I loved this recipe so much I included it in my #Celebrate365 Grilling Bucket List: Thanks again for linking it up!

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